It may have taken what felt like forever, but we’ve finally been able to spend some decent time with the Phantom Thieves of Persona 5. In this time the Phantom Thieves have managed to steal hearts around the world (especially Marko’s) and now it’s time to see even more of their world. How might we delve deeper into the fascinating world of Persona 5? Well, the age old art of interpretive dance is the only way!
Persona 4 saw quite a few spin-off titles in its time, from fighting games to rhythm games, and now it’s time for Persona 5 to carry the torch. Fortunately, Joker and the gang will not be alone in their endeavors as the S.E.E.S. crew of Persona 3 are also getting a bit more time in the spotlight. Enter Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, the successors to Persona 4: Dancing All Night. There’s a lot of dancing going on for a bunch of high-schoolers who are saving the world, but at least we get some fun games out of the deal.
Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night
Persona 5: Dancing Star Night
These games have been given a Spring 2018 release date for Japan with no news on a Western release as of yet. I’ll admit that hearing Burn My Dread again in the Dancing Moon Night trailer definitely hit me with some feels, and I can’t wait for more Persona rhythm game goodness.
Along with these two new rhythm games, we’re even getting a sequel to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. While there’s not much information out for Persona Q2 as of yet, the reveal site did contain Persona 5 art. Can we assume the Etrian-like game will see the Phantom Thieves teaming up with S.E.E.S. and the Investigation Team? It’s anyone’s guess at this point, but one can only hope they do a better job at representing the characters in this one.
So it looks like we’re into Persona 5 spin-off territory now. Some may have preferred to start out with some sort of Persona 5 Arena game, but I think this is cool too. Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a fun rhythm game and I’m glad we’re getting more of it. This also means we’ll probably get some enjoyable remixes along the way, which can’t be a bad thing.